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Aug 4, 2006

Chess summer camp to start on Monday

Story PictureFor the past two years, the summer camp schedule has included learning chess, and this week organisers are reminding parents that it’s not too late to sign up.

Janelle Chanona, Reporting
For Belize City resident Glen Reneau, chess is not just a game.

Glen Reneau, Chess Teacher
?Even though other sports develop and build self-esteem and self confidence, there?s a striking difference with chess. Chess helps to develop the mind and with the thinking that applies to chess–once it?s transferred to other disciplines–it helps in concentration, in focus, in problem solving skills and in these are the areas that chess focuses on. It taps into a child?s creativity.?

Nine year old Dante Reneau is as addicted to chess as his grandfather.

Janelle Chanona
?How you feel when you beat your grandpa??

Dante Reneau, Chess Player
?It feel good.?

Janelle Chanona
?Yeah, he?s the master??

Dante Reneau
?Shakes head.?

For the past two years, Reneau has held summer camps at his home on Pelican Street Extension for anyone interested in learning chess.

Glenn Reneau
?With chess, there?s this constant interaction; this constant development. Kids keep wanting to learn more and more. The more you play the more they keep wanting to learn, and no two chess games are alike.?

Reneau has planned another chess camp for August seventh to the eighteenth.

If you are interested in learning chess, you can contact Glen Reneau at 207-6066 or 604-9520.

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